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Posts By Douglas A. Schuler

Sun Struck
10 months ago

Sun Struck

By  •  Regulation

As Puerto Rico fights to turn the lights again on after its crushing hurricane, activists including Elon Musk argue that its best hope is solar. Rice Business Professor Douglas Schuler reviews the role of government in capturing free fuel from the sky.

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Inside the Box
12 months ago

Inside the Box

By  •  Technology

Families in the developing world face medical challenges almost unheard of here: infections, childbirth, even a toothache can be fatal. While clean medical instruments can mean the difference between life and death, sterilization can be impossible in areas without electricity or other resources. So Professor Douglas Schuler and his research team figured out how to build a solar-powered sterilizer in one – very large – box.

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